Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Broadway Subway Project in downtown Vancouver.
The project is an extension of the Millennium Line and a key link in Metro Vancouver’s transportation system.
The Broadway Subway Project will see Millennium Line extended almost six kilometres from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus. The province noted that SkyTrain service is badly needed in the area, which is B.C.’s second-largest jobs centre and hosts a growing residential community as well.
The contract includes the design and construction of 5.7 new kilometres of network, part of which will be underground, including twin tunnels with an excavation diameter of six metres (5.2 metres internal diameter) as well as six new stations.
Construction of the subway will involve works starting in 2020, with the new extension opening in 2025. Once opened, the commute from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Station will take about 11 minutes.
“This new contract will mark ACCIONA’s 6th active infrastructure project in BC. We are proud to share the trust of the Province of BC and are looking forward to another strong collaboration with Ghella,” said Carlos Planelles, president for ACCIONA North America.
Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp) is leading the delivery of the Broadway Subway Project on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. TI Corp will provide the controls, practices and other oversight that are essential for this complex project.
The project budget is $2.83 billion, funded and delivered by the Government of B.C., with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver. The Broadway Subway project is a key part of the rapid transit program in the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision, funded by the governments of B.C. and Canada, TransLink and local municipalities.